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Students (aged 10 to 17 yrs old) lucky enough to be in this after school program, will cultivate their creativity, build confidence, and feel a sense of accomplishment as they learn: Fashion Illustration, Fashion Design and Fashion Sewing. Each month, of this 9 month program, will culminate with a finished project. And... the year ends with a fashion show and exhibit! Prepare a portfolio for specialized high school or college...or, just come and have fun!

Tenneh Wilkins is a women’s wear fashion designer who utilizes fashion to pay homage to world culture. She received a Master of Fine Arts in Fashion Design from the Academy of Art University. Since then, she has worked as a Designer and Technical Designer in the fashion industry. Ms. Wilkins is currently the Head Designer and Seamstress for House of Rubi. 

Session :  Fashion Illustration

    * Creating the Croquis
    * Drawing the fashion Figure by hand
    * Fashion Sketching and Rendering Fabrics
    * Learn fundamentals of Photoshop & Illustrator (computer aided design)
    * Final Project: Presentation boards and completed portfolio pages

Session: Fashion Design

    * Finding Inspiration - magazines, themes
    * Mood boards
    * Fabrication 
    * Color Coordination
    * Final Project: Design a small collection (with theme, color story, swatches, trim, sketches)

Session:  Fashion Sewing

    * Learn basic sewing machine skills
    * Sew various seams (straight, cornered, curved, etc)
    * Seam finishes - (regular seam, french seam, etc)
    * Make various clothing and accessory projects
    * Learn proper pressing techniques
   * Final Project: Make a personal sewing reference book - with samples of sewing techniques and  and finished garments

Students should bring a 9 x 12 sketch pad, 9 x 12 tracing pad, pencils, colored pencils, fine line marker,  fabric scissors, thread, seam ripper, dressmaker pins, 3 ring binder and plastic page protector sleeves.

Course duration: 2 hour classes (once per week for full school year- 9 months)
Runs: Thurs. 4:30pm - 6:00pm 
Class starts Sept 19th (will run continuously throughout the school year)

Cost: $199 per month 

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